Fires intentionally set at Trump International, one in custody

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On Wednesday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said that one person is in custody after two fires were intentionally set at the Trump International Hotel.  The unnamed suspect is facing charges of first-degree arson and burglary, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Steve Summers.

The Review-Journal said:

The fires brought more than 45 Clark County Fire Department personnel, arson investigators and Metro detectives to the hotel bearing the president’s name.

Just after 5 p.m., the Fire Department was dispatched to the hotel at 2000 Fashion Show Drive, for reports of two separate fires at the same time. Arriving firefighters found one small fire in a women’s pool deck restroom and another in the hallway of the 17th floor, the Fire Department said.

The fire on the 17th floor was extinguished by hotel security personnel and was confined to two toasters and some towels. Firefighters extinguished the fire in the restroom. The pool deck fire was also confined to two toasters and “various combustible materials,” the Fire Department said.

By 6 p.m., the Fire Department confirmed both fires were out and smoke was being cleared.

Fire Department spokesman John Steinbeck told the Review-Journal the devices were intentionally set to start fires.

Summers said Wednesday night the fire doesn’t appear to be politically motivated “on the surface,” but that motivation is not being ruled out.  Given the actions and the rhetoric of the violent, radical left, one can easily suspect the fires were politically motivated.  After all, one typically doesn’t find toasters in a restroom…

Here’s a video report, courtesy of KTNV:

One security officer was injured, the Review-Journal said.


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